By David Dalglish

In publication #4 of the Shadowdance sequence, Haern is the King's Watcher, born an murderer simply to develop into the town of Veldaren's protector opposed to the thief guilds.

When Lord Victor Kane assaults the town, decided to stamp out all corruption, international gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an try to overthrow the present lords of the underworld.

And while a mysterious killer often called the Widow starts mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the town. Haern is aware anyone is at the back of the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't discover who — and shortly — his cherished urban will burn.

Light or darkness: the place will the road be drawn?

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He came just when he was expected. One day as Jacob en­ tered the school staff-room he saw awaiting him there a well-dressed, elderly man, accompanied by a tall and attractive girl. After Jacob had greeted his benefactor-or perhaps even before-Susan offered him her warm, finely-shaped hand and spoke to him as an old friend, using the intimate du and looking at him as if she still saw before her the boy he had once been. And yet in her glance there was inquiry as well as remembrance, ( zs) S. Y.

But here I'm smoking, and I haven't offered you a cigar. Actually it's a sin to smoke tobacco in this wonderful fragrant air. But what can I do? It's my addiction. If I'm reading a newspaper or talking to someone, of course I smoke. ' He laughed in the way people do who make fun of their own weaknesses and yet are quite con­ rented with them. ' The Consul tasted some brandy. 'Not bad, dry land? S . Y. AGNON really,' he commented. After a second glass he gave it fuller praise. 'This brandy,' said Rechnitz, 'is from Rishon le Zion.

V As we have said, Jacob Rechnitz set out for the Land of Israel, financed in part by the prize he had won from the university, in part by the Consul's aid; for when his course was completed and his doctorate granted, Ehrlich invited him to dine out in celebration, and presented him with a sum of money which saved him from the immediate ne­ cessity of seeking a post. The gift was made to seem not a matter of financial aid but rather a token of affection and esteem. It was in keeping S. Y. AGNON with all that the Consul had done for him, and touched him so deeply that a refusal was out of the question.

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